I am currently trying to fight to keep my license from suspension. I have a reckless driving charge in PA (with does result in a suspension according to their MV laws), If you go through the proper procedures (which I have already done) through an attorney I hired you can arrange to keep your license "active" while trying to get the issue to trial. Since this has happened I have moved to another state & my attorney there in PA is still "doing her thing". My attorney keeps fileing "continueance upon continueance" (and bill upon bill) to try & deal with the reckless driving charge first. She claims the outcome of the reckless driving case will affect the suspension hearing case being heard in court from Penndot. Which does makes sense....
Just recently, I received another mailed continuance (which is really starting to upset me) for I want to get this over with and go to court to face all this now (Its been 9 months now since I received the reckless driving charge) I will have to drive to PA from my current state (3-4hrs) to go to court (when it finally happens)
I asked my attorney about this most recent continuance (through emails-she never calls me) My attorney claims that "The Commonwealth" (the court) continued the case this time-not me! My question is: IS IT NORMAL FOR A COURT TO JUST "CONTINUE" A CASE FOR NO PARTICULAR REASON? My attorney never disclosed any reason. Or, is there just a good chance she is just lying to me. And, maybe SHE was the one that filed that continueance. To keep stalling this out for her benefit. More paperwork & more $$ for her & "the firm". I am starting to doubt her intentions and I am starting to believe she wants to "milk" this out now ($$ wise) for as much as she can. We have been argueing over all this (again, via emails).
Another question: How long does it usually take before these cases finally do make it to trial? (Remember, It's in Pennsylvania courts)
Any answers/thoughts would greatly be appreciated! I AM GOING TO STOP HERE in hopes of getting some sort of reply.